As You Like It, Act 2, Scene 1
Procrastinating? Bored? Literary nerd? Here’s my round-up of the top book and theatre-related sites lurking around the internet at the moment:
• Wondering what to go as for Halloween? Well, muse no more my friends: here are 17 literary-themed costumes to wear. (I’m getting into the spirit of things here in the US and am not going as something scary. Part of me feels I have betrayed by country.)
• Great photo listing the ‘Top 5 Oddities of the English Language’
• What would Shakespeare tweet? This article imagines 12 “literary legends” on twitter.
• A blog from Giles Terera and Dan Poole (actors, who coincidentally I just saw in National Theatre Live’s ‘Hamlet’, starring Rory Kinnear – Spoiler alert: IT WAS AMAZING!) on how they learnt to love Shakespeare
• Apparently the National Theatre has a tortoise, who now has his own twitter account. And it’s hilarious.
• NEWS FLASH: the Folger Library’s Shakespeare collection is now online!
• More from the National Theatre – it was their 50th birthday this week, what do you expect?! Rufus Norris is taking over from Nicholas Hytner as artistic director, but the Guardian asked a variety of people how they’d run the National Theatre.
• Famous authors’ last words. Number 2 is my favourite.
• ‘Wuthering Heights’ was one of the most disappointing books I’ve ever read. If only I’d seen this article, explaining the whole thing in gifs, beforehand.
• And finally, more Halloween goodies – 18 literary-themed pumpkins. These people are geniuses. Seriously.